Although I should know better, I am still baffled when I read about Fatwas by so-called Salafi-Wahhabi shaiks permitting the use and abuse of women for men's pleasure (reinforcing the prevalent concept of women as disposable objects) . Al-Watan newspaper is reporting a session by a Shikh called Al-Mutlak, who is a member of the committee of senior scholars in Saudi Arabia, where he addressed Saudi students who are about to leave for school abroad and gave them a bunch of religious advice (Arabic). So, among other things, this guy sanctioned marriage with the intention of divorce. And it doesn't stop here, according to Al-Mutlak, these men don't have to inform the women they choose for their sexual pleasures of this intention.
What does that mean?
Simple: Young Saudi men (who obviously have uncontrollable needs) can get married to women who they meet abroad and stay with them until they are done with school and after that, all they have to do is say the magic words: You are divorced.
This, mind you, is coming from a Sunni Salafi scholar, who, in his own tradition, considers Zawaj Al-Mutaa (Temporary marriage allowed in Shiitism) to be a sign of all that is evil (zina -extramarital sex) and use this difference between the two sects as a way to tarnish Shiites.
So, Shikh whatever your
name is, what about me, a woman studying in the
[Via the Saudi Liberal Network]